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    ’60 Minutes’ Australia fires producer over Beirut child abduction story

    AUSTRALIA – “60 Minutes” Australia has fired a producer who was involved in a child abduction story that resulted in its four-person crew being jailed briefly in Lebanon. Stephen Rice, who produced the story about Australian Sally Faulkner’s attempts to take her two children back from her estranged husband in Lebanon, will be leaving the company “effectively immediately,” a Channel Nine statement said Friday. The program airs on the Nine network. The other three staff members involved — TV presenter […]

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    Amber Heard granted restraining order against Johnny Depp

    A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive. The actor was ordered to stay away from Heard. She wanted the same order to apply to her dog, Pistol, but the judge wouldn’t go along, saying there was “insufficient showing of need to protect the dog.” Heard, 30, and Depp, 52, have been married since February 2015. Earlier this week, she filed for divorce. In her complaint, […]

  • Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

    Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge as Zika crisis grows

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved “in the name of public health” due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization. “We make this call despite the widespread fatalism that the Rio 2016 Games are inevitable or ‘too big to fail,’ ” the writers said in the letter addressed to WHO Director-General […]

  • The tomb of the philosopher Aristotle is believed to have been found, even though there is no body. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

    Archaeologist claims to have discovered Aristotle’s tomb

    A Greek archaeologist believes he has discovered the tomb of Aristotle. Konstantinos Sismanidis, who has been painstakingly excavating the ruins of Stagira since 1990, told CNN his team has very strong evidence the 2,400-year-old tomb belongs to the great philosopher. Sismanidis said the structure, about 40 miles east of Thessaloniki, was built to honor Aristotle’s death in 322 B.C. “It was constructed very rapidly,” he said. “It was in the center of the ancient city Agora.” “We know that Aristotle […]

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    Sheriff says ex-husband confessed to killing missing Florida mother, burying her in shallow grave

    FLORIDA – Tricia Todd’s family is finally getting some closure. The Florida mother has been missing for nearly a month; she was last seen in a grocery store near her Hobe Sound home on April 26. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Friday that remains found buried in a container filled with a corrosive liquid are believed to be Todd’s. Snyder announced Thursday that Todd’s ex-husband, Steven Williams, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder. He confessed to killing his ex-wife […]

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    Lost hiker’s message: Please call my husband when my body is found

    Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone. She had been writing in her journal every day and one of her final entries showed she was resigned to her fate. “When you find my body please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found me — no […]

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    Is this the most racist ad ever? Chinese detergent commercial sparks outrage

    A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent delight, out pops a handsome Chinese man dressed in a clean, white t-shirt. This staggeringly offensive advert is attracting outrage on both the Chinese and wider web, with users blasting it for […]

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    It’s now a hate crime to target police, first responders in Louisiana

    LOUISIANA – With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the state’s hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. “Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety,” Edwards said Thursday, adding, “they deserve every protection […]

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    Service dog gets a spot in high school yearbook

    When the photographer asked, Taffy Hulse lengthened his neck, dropped his chin and smiled with his eyes. He was just one of over a thousand Northern Guilford High School students taking their photos for the yearbook. Except, Taffy is a service dog. Service dog gets a spot in high school yearbook; staff kept their plan a secret all year https://t.co/u6TQhiU15M pic.twitter.com/acClEgLeJ5 — CNN (@CNN) May 26, 2016 He belongs to Harry Hulse, 15, who has type 1 diabetes. Taffy alerts […]

  • Donald Trump has now reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination

    Donald Trump has delegates to clinch GOP nomination

    Donald Trump has the delegates to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, according to a CNN delegate count Thursday. While Trump has had the nomination locked down for weeks, he has now reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates with the help of previously uncommitted delegates who now support his candidacy. A handful of states, including the large prizes of California and New Jersey, will hold the final primaries on June 7. While Trump will not formally accept the party’s nomination until […]

  • Pizza Hut delivers to top of Mount Kilimanjaro

    Pizza Hut delivers to top of Mount Kilimanjaro

    NEW YORK – Pizza Hut just delivered a pie to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, setting a new record with the high-altitude PR stunt. Executives for Pizza Hut told CNNMoney they used an airplane, a motor vehicle, a relay of professional hikers and a specially designed pizza backpack to deliver a pepperoni pie with extra cheese to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain. A spokeswomen for Guinness World Records confirmed Pizza Hut Africa, owned by Yum! Brands, set a record […]